BC-OH–Ohio News Digest 6:00 pm, OH


Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Ohio. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Columbus bureau at 614-885-2727 or [email protected] Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or [email protected]

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

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TOP STORIES:

DRUG DEATHS-OVERDOSE ANTIDOTE

COLUMBUS –Ohio urges drug users’ relatives and friends to know the signs of an overdose and obtain an antidote as part of a new public awareness campaign targeting counties hit hard by overdose deaths related to the painkiller fentanyl. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 660 words

OHIO APME BOARD

COLUMBUS — New officers are announced for the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors association for 2016-17 at the group’s annual convention Sunday. UPCOMING: 220 words by 3 p.m.

OHIO APME NEWSPAPER AWARDS

COLUMBUS — Ohio newspapers are honored for their work in 2015 at the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors annual awards banquet. UPCOMING: Award results by 3:30 p.m.

OHIO APME BROADCAST AWARDS

COLUMBUS — Television and radio stations throughout Ohio are honored for their work in 2015 at the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors annual awards banquet. UPCOMING: 1,100 words by 3:30 p.m.

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AROUND THE STATE:

CITY-COUNTY MERGER

DAYTON — A proposal to merge the southwest Ohio city of Dayton with surrounding Montgomery County has been withdrawn. A nonprofit group called Dayton Together had suggested combining the city and county governments but decided that wasn’t feasible after the city annexed 25 acres in Bath Township, in Greene County. SENT: 200 words.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL-HIGH SCHOOL BAN

NEW ALBANY — A central Ohio high school has reversed course on a decision to suspend a student chapter of Amnesty International and is allowing students to create a chapter of the human rights organization. SENT: 225 words.

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MEMBER EXCHANGE:

ICONIC BIG BASKET

NEWARK — Longaberger parent JRJR Networks announced in February that it was moving its remaining workers from its headquarters shaped like one of its signature baskets to office space at the company’s manufacturing plant in Frazeysburg, Licking County residents as well as past and current Longaberger employees and have been holding their collective breath about the fate of the iconic structure. By Tim Feran, Columbus Dispatch. SENT: 1,350 words. MANDATORY MEMBER CREDIT.

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IN BRIEF:

— NFL PROSPECT CHARGED: A former Ohio prep football star and NFL prospect has been indicted on tampering with evidence and obstructing justice charges related to a fatal shooting outside a suburban Cleveland bar.

— MAY SNOW-OHIO: Communities throughout Greater Cleveland got a wintry surprise Sunday morning with snow falling throughout the area.

— CARDIAC-BILLING-FRAUD: An imprisoned Ohio cardiologist has been ordered to repay $5.5 million to people on whom he performed unnecessary heart procedures as part of a medical overbilling scheme.

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If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to [email protected] If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at [email protected] or 877-836-9477.

MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Ohio and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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